NASCAR made a very exciting announcement late yesterday afternoon. This announcement is one that Truck Series fans have been eager to see happen.
That the historic Darlington Raceway will be added to the 2010 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule as a replacement to the Milwaukee Mile event.
The race will be held Saturday, Aug. 14 and aptly called the Too Tough To Tame 200. It's a single day event featuring a full day of racing starting with practice, qualifying, and a 200-mile, 147 lap race with a race start of 7:30pm.
It is great to go back to Darlington Raceway—one of the most historic tracks in NASCAR," said NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Director Wayne Auton.
"The Trucks have had great races there in the past and fans will definitely get their money's worth at this one day show."
They have previously raced at the track before from 2001 to 2004 and its one track fans wanted to see back on the schedule.
Prior races have been very competitive on the 1.366 mile track with exciting finishes in which the late Bobby Hamilton won two races and both Ted Musgrave and Kasey Kahne have won one a piece.
"I think it will be awesome for the Truck Series to go back to Darlington," said 2009 NCWTS Champion Ron Hornaday.
"I know that when the trucks were there Bobby Hamilton and Ted Musgrave put on a heck of a show for the fans. Traditionally, Darlington has been one of those places that have close finishes which the Truck Series is known for."
"I'm excited to go there with my No. 33 Chevrolet and see if we can't put our name in the Darlington record books."
General admission starts at $25.00, but children 12 and under get in for free. You can also get pre-race pit passes for $15.00.
Each admission includes, the practice sessions, qualifying, and of course includes the Too Tough To Tame 200.
Someone must really love the Truck Series fans or it's a late Christmas present. Either way it is very, very exciting news that the Trucks are heading back to Darlington.
I've been hoping and praying that one day the series would go back to racing at the historic track and can't wait for this one.
Darlington + the Rugged Tough Trucks = One Tamed Lady
Source for quotes: darlingtonraceway.com
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